Booking Request for Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate
Use this form to REQUEST AN APPEARANCE by Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate, or affiliated youth poets.

The Youth Poet Laureate program is coordinated by Oakland Public Library (OPL). Booking is handled by the library's Teen Services Department and dependent on availability.

Please allow up to 5 business days for a response. Requests that are made at least three weeks in advance are more likely to be accommodated.

To expedite booking provide as much information as possible.

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Email address *
Contact Name *
Phone Number (include area code) *
Event Location (city, and venue if known) *
Requested Date *
Requested Time *
Approximate Length of Event
Should we contact you about alternative dates if the Youth Poet Laureate is unavailable for this day/time?
Brief Description of Event
Please provide an overview of the event and the organization coordinating the event.
Requested Role of Youth Poet Laureate *
Please provide a brief overview of the role, type(s) of performance (i.e., poetry, speech, Q&A) and the age range of the audience expected for this event.
Will you need the poems to reflect a certain theme? *
Please note, this is not always possible, and will limit the availability of the poet. The broader the topic range, the better.
Is an honorarium being offered to the poet? *
If so, please indicate range.
If the Youth Poet Laureate is unavailable are you interested in booking one of our Finalists?
Please provide any additional information here.
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